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The difference between a Private Chef and Personal Chef

Chef Erika

1 min read

Jun 26




For more than a decade, I’ve been serving the Santa Barbara area as a personal chef. So you may be wondering: what’s the difference between a private chef and personal chef? It's a good question, because the terms "private chef" and "personal chef" are often used interchangeably, however, there are key differences between the two roles:

Private Chef

  1. Employment: A private chef typically works for a single client or family on a full-time basis.

  2. Duties: They prepare meals daily and may live in the client's home or travel with them.

  3. Customization: Private chefs create highly customized meal plans based on the client's specific dietary preferences and needs.

  4. Schedule: Their schedule is usually more regular and closely aligned with the client's routine.

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Personal Chef

  1. Employment: A personal chef usually works for multiple clients, offering their services to different households/clients.

  2. Duties: They prepare meals for clients in advance, which may include weekly meal prep, special event catering, dinner parties, luncheons and brunches.

  3. Customization: Personal chefs also customize meals, but they do so for a variety of clients with different needs and preferences.

  4. Schedule: Their schedule is more flexible and varied, depending on the number of clients and their specific requirements.

Savvy Wine Food provides Personal Chef services. You can hire me for your next dinner party, luncheon, brunch, special event, or even preparing and delivering meals to help accommodate your busy lifestyle.

New parents love Savvy Wine Food's meal preparation and delivery so they can focus on their newborn.

New parents are a great example of letting Savvy Wine Food help out, preparing and delivering a series of healthy, delicious gourmet meals so they can focus on what's most important.

Bon appétit!

Chef Erika

Chef Erika

1 min read

Jun 26


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